John M. Cooper's Essay: What´s Common Moral Ground?
However, if we were to look at what we admit we know, the list would be far less than the desirable length; the author then cites a paragraph from the writings of John M. Cooper, which states that no matter how much people’s views around the world fluctuate, they all share a common moral ground, examples being that killing and stealing are both considered wrong almost anywhere you go. Remarkably, part of the common moral ground is that there is a common moral ground, this idea appears in numerous religions and philosophies. This is called natural law to signify that it is embedded in life. This natural law is sometimes altered in religions, but by default the Supreme Being’s laws are some form of natural law. Philosophers will often take the simple morals and complicate them, twisting them to mean whatever suits their own ideals. A great deal of such philosophers will attempt to push their complicated ideals on others, however, a sensible philosopher will not try to share his reconstruction of common morals if they are too complex for anyone but himself to comprehend. The author points out how it is odd that no matter which religion you draw from, you will find there is always a supreme god above all others. This fact seems to indicate a truth behind Saint Paul’s statement that “Pagans are not ignorant of God, they ignore